Fallen Officer Bradway honored with IMPD’s Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer killed in the line of duty last week was honored with IMPD’s Medal of Honor and Purple Heart Wednesday.

Mayor Greg Ballard, IMPD Chief Rick Hite and Public Safety Director Troy Riggs were in attendance at the officer’s viewing at the Crown Hill Funeral Home. Chief Hite spoke at the viewing, commending the fallen officer on the brave actions he took on the night he was killed.

Officer Bradway was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Sept. 20 after responding to a domestic disturbance at the Eagle Pointe Apartments on the city’s northwest side. Authorities said Bradway was “ambushed” as he entered an apartment unit after hearing a woman scream for help.

According to police, the suspect, 24-year-old Steven Byrdo, fired at least six shots at the officer. Officer Bradway was able to return fire, killing Byrdo.

The decorated officer’s funeral will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 11 a.m. and will be open to the public. A procession will follow and up to 1,000 police cars and other districts around the state are expected to participate. Click here for information on the procession and traffic closures.

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